Brewed by Green Jack
Style: Bitter
Lowestoft, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular.
NEW BEER FOR 2011 Our exciting new beer Excelsior is brewed to be thirst quenching with fruity hop character, balanced malt and superb aroma. The beer celebrates Lowestoft built (1921) sailing smack Excelsior and aims to help in raising funds and awareness for the Excelsior Trust to keep her sailing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
cask at the bow ...soft fruity toffee nose ... soft sweet fruitys ... light malt ... soft juicy mellow citrus hop ... tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1633) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Probably very similar to the seasonal golden ale, the handpump is identical other than now having the word ’brown’ wedged in and it sounds similar from the RB descriptions. However, it’s advertised as new for 2011 and has an ABV 0.3% lower so I’ve given it a new entry. Light gold colour, quite cloudy with yeast sediment throughout the pint. Light floral hoppy taste with nice hint of citrus and a little malt to balance, pleasant easy-drinking beer. On tap at Lowestoft Town FC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2011
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma and straightforward malty taste. Mid bitter finish. Utterly ordinary in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7679) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Suffolk Beer Festival, the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/07/2011. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Light, cereal malt and floral hop aroma with a touch of citrus fruit. Biscuity malt flavour with a touch of tangerine and bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1905) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2011
Cask (gravity) - The Triangle Tavern, Lowestoft. A clear copper coloured beer with a fine, loose & bubbly white leaving a scattered lace. Juicy orange aroma with a hint of red apple. Good, juicy sweet fruits on the tongue with a light tang, a light biscuit malt note and a subtle, dryish hop bitterness in the finish. Fair session stuff: light to medium body, soft mouthfeel with a lingering though delicate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Three Guineas, Reading on 27 April 2011. This seems to be a replacement for the Excelsior Golden Ale (previously a spring seasonal) that will be available year round. Exactly how it differs (apart from a lower ABV) is not entirely clear. Seemed more gold than brown to me so let’s settle on amber. Quite fruity and a little sharp - lemony citrus in evidence. Light biscuity malt underneath. A decent light quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Cask (backlog). Deep goldeny/pale ambery colour with a small off-white creamy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is caramel, some tropical fruits, mild bready and wooden notes. Flavour is resin, caramel, mild toasted notes as well as some fruity and mild berries to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5737) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Hazy golden brown colour, eventually clearing, with a loose white head. Malty aroma, and predominantly fruity malty flavour with a touch of light hops and citrus to finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Malty aroma of barley, Weetabix and yeast. Similar flavours. Mild carbonation and quite thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Cask@The Philarmonic, Liverpool. Clear dark amber colour with a small off white head. Pretty muted aroma with some sweet malts showing. A little sweetish fruit in the similarly malt led flavour which continued into the gently bitter finish. Inoffensive if a bit insipid.

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